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Star guards ‘much better than my guards,’ says Phoenix coach

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Phoenix head coach Ariel Vanguardia said poor guard play coupled with a bad shooting night from the outside made it difficult for the Fuel Masters to beat the Star Hotshots on Wednesday night. Vanguardia admitted the Hotshots’ guards outplayed his backcourt and shooting just 8% from long range obviously didn’t help. “Their guards are much […]

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Hotshots rout Fuel Masters anew

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Star reasserted its mastery over Phoenix with a 101-82 win in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum. With the latest double-digit victory, the Hotshots have now beaten the Fuel Masters by an average of 28.5 points in their last four meetings including a 44-point whipping back in the Philippine Cup. […]

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Devance difference maker for Ginebra in Game 6

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Star guards Paul Lee and Mark Barroca agreed Joe Devance caught the Hotshots off guard in a 91-67 loss in Game 6 on Sunday. “Joe stepped up. We weren’t ready for that,” said Lee, who finished the game with eight points and three rebounds. “We were surprised by Joe. He gave them quality minutes,” said […]

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PBA Fan of the Day: Julius Sitjar

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Name: Julius Sitjar Age: 30 Hails from: Pasay City Fan of which team: Star Hotshots Favorite Player: Mark Barroca How long have you been a fan of the team: 15 years Why are you a fan of the team: I’ve been a fan ever since I was a kid.

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Jalalon aims to benefit from loaded Star backcourt

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Jio Jalalon is considered as the best collegiate point guard in the draft, but as his professional career starts to unfold the former Arellano University star will soon find himself battling for precious minutes. Star drafted Jalalon with its pick in the special draft and the speedster joins the team’s loaded backcourt that has Paul […]

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Diminutive Cruz plays big in crucial game for Star

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With Star’s guard rotation gutted out by injuries, head coach Jason Webb knew he had to dig deeper on Wednesday. Upon his search through his ailing lineup, an unlikely hero in Mark Cruz, the smallest guy on the team, emerged. “Our smallest guy had to be called upon to play well today. Even though he’s […]

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Barroca’s fiery 3rd period not enough for Star in loss to Ginebra

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Mark Barroca was at a loss for words after Star fell to Ginebra, 92-87 on Sunday. “Di ako nanghihinayang sa game ko. Nanghihinayang ako kasi di kami nanalo,” he said. Despite his superb third quarter, the Hotshots still found themselves on the losing end of Manila Clasico, their fourth overall in five games. “Gusto rin namin […]

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Hotshots halt skid, beat Enforcers to close in on quarters berth

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The expected reawakening for Star finally came Sunday and the Hotshots could only thank their defense for it.

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